Corrective Color

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Corrective Color

Correcting undesired tones or colors in the hair is a basic as the color wheel itself. Red neutralizes green or ashiness (and vice-versa), blue neutralizes yellow (and vice-versa), purple or violet neutralizes orange (and vice-versa). Some corrective color solutions are as follows:

• If your hair is too red, use an ash color that has a green base.
• Too orange or brassy? Use a violet or purple based color.

Each company's color tells what its base color is to make it easier for you. If you are not sure and are doing your own hair color, most beauty supply stores have trained sales people who can help to guide you through the process of choosing the correct color.



7/28/2006 6:05:19 PM
cherie said:

yes it is the basic color wheel but the orange base color was on the roots so when i retouched the highlights there was an orange strip of hair i added a violet additive but it didnt change should i add more bleach to the uncorrected color or try again with the violet additive?

6/18/2007 2:45:18 AM
anonymous said:

Hello! Good Site! Thanks you!

4/6/2008 2:09:01 PM
Wendy said:

Blue neutralizes orange and purple or violet neutralizes yellow

11/11/2008 6:13:06 PM
michelle said:

blue neutralizes orange tones and violet neutralizes yellow. this is the color wheel I have worked with as a chemical specialist.

7/5/2011 1:13:08 PM
Susan said:

I went from CHI 7CM to CHI 8CM (CM=Chocolate Mocha)We had been at the shore and my hair had lightened from the sun.... I thought using the 8CM I would be safe and my roots are lighter than my ends. It's not horrible but I definitely notice it. Any quick tips for lightening the ends up without using the harsh color removers would be greatly appreciated...

1/3/2012 10:20:44 AM
Tammy said:

If people follow your advice and use blue to try to neutralize yellow they will turn their hair GREEN!!! Blue neutralizes orange and purple, or violet neutralizes yellow. Make sure you know what youre talking about before giving advice to the masses. This wealth of mis-information is why us Licensed Cosmetologists have to constantly correct at home hair disasters. No-one should be trying to do corrective color at home unless they are a Licensed Stylist! Save yourself alot of money, agony, and damage to your hair & leave coloring to your stylist.

1/12/2012 1:14:53 AM
shari said:

how to get rid of green after blaching my hair blonde

2/9/2012 7:09:09 AM
Tina said:

If using a violet toner to get rid of yellow and the ple blonde piece took the violet to give a grey time what should I use to get ride of the grey tone

2/15/2012 8:11:08 PM
lenny said:

I need help really client today had 6inches of roots her natural color was a 5 and her ends were 3 different color blondes, we use PAUL MITHCELL THE COLOR she wanted to go dark (level 3) with heavy highlights so my plan was to re-pigment the blonde on the ends and go all over with the level there, but my boss suggested not to do it she wanted me to put the color on her roots which was 3n + 3a 30volume and you the same formula on the ends with 10 volume and he highlights 10v on the roots and 20volume on the ends...needless to say it turned out a hot mess her highlight and color at the roots look lighter and the ends are dark and green AT THIS POINT I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO I NEED HELP BAD AND LUCKILY MY CLIENT IS WILLING TO GIVE IT ANOTHER SHOT AT FIXING IT..SOMEONE PLEASE HELP!!


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